Cables down the back by Joji Locatelli
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Cables down the back

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 380 yards (293 - 347 m)
S (M, L). To fit approx. Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Men’s Large) feet.
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A couple of years ago I learnt how to make socks, and I became quite an enthusiastic. I only used to knit socks when I was taking a break from knitting for other designs ideas…
Until I finally decided ‘why not? Why not design a pair of socks too?’
So here’s my first sock pattern. It’s a top down all-over ribbed sock design with some ingenious cabling down the back (hidden) side.
Even though making them requires a bit more labor than a plain vanilla sock, these are for sure, my favorite to wear :)
The ribbed fabric make these socks comfortable and so well fitting… The cable details make them unique. ❤️

SIZES
S (M, L). To fit approx. Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Men’s Large) feet. Shown in size M.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 1 (1, 2) skeins of Hawthorne by Knit Picks (80% Wool/20% Nylon; 357 yards 326m/100g). Approx. 320 (340, 380) yards of heavy Fingering Weight yarn. The sample was made using colorway Rose City.
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns or long circular needles for magic loop.
Other notions: Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
30 sts and 42 rounds to 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette St on US 1 (2.25) needles.